Author: ronglimeng

I don't like hotpot! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-4-3 12:15:35 |Display all floors
Ronglimeng, I cannot help thinking that you have missed out on the fun of hotpot.  

Pre-cooked food is fine, but with hotpot you have the choice of cooking it as much as or as little as you like it. And also, using whatever spices you like, as much as or as little as you like. I think it is also a lot healthier than the usual fried stuff. I love that sesame paste which you dip the bits into after cooking. Yummy!

Didn't you experiment with cooking different pieces of the same items to different extents and sensing the differences in feeling as you chewed on them? You have missed out on something unique.

Sitting at a table playing with food like that also provides the opportunity to chat and socialise.  

I love hotpot myself. And it's fun going with friends. But, being vegetarian and all that, I don't go for the conventional stuff. Some restaurants in China were kind enough to provide me with separate hotpots with specially prepared broth using only vegetable stock, etc. And of course, my vegetarian food items, like tofu, mushrooms, potatoes, leafy vegetables, etc. A pity that most of them don't serve cauliflower. It's great in hotpot. Some restaurants give you separate small hotpots anyway, not one large one in the middle of the table, so they found it easier to cater to my needs.

In any case, I don't like the concept of "sharing" and dipping chopsticks into common pots, so having everything separate is preferable.

I even got my own little hotpot stove with the solid fuel, etc, and started making it at home whenever I felt like it.  

And when I did that, I found that cooking is not the main work. Believe me, preparing the materials before serving them to the customer is the real work and takes up a lot of time. You may think that there's nothing to it because "all they give you is raw items".  But the washing, cleaning, peeling where applicable, cutting to the right sizes, arranging, etc can take a lot of time. Dropping those pieces into boiling spicy water is nothing. So, perish the thought that you are "doing hard work" by "cooking" your food when you eat hotpot.

And finally, armed with all this "inside information", you can now start to truly enjoy hotpot.   

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Post time 2007-4-3 13:20:49 |Display all floors
I love it!
爱情什么都象,就是不象爱情...Love is a Fallacy

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Post time 2007-4-3 15:09:25 |Display all floors
l ike it ,especialy in sunmmer!  
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Post time 2007-4-3 22:41:11 |Display all floors

is this a typo or are you being funny???

B cause' to me it's funny!


"next time if he pops up again...not sure about the size yet"

So the size is important?

I think this is very funny too.... Big Ha Ha here!!! I love the humor!!!

Keep it UP....
"Don't confuse effort with results"

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Post time 2007-4-4 00:14:02 |Display all floors
I love it!

Imrita, are you sure? You sure don't look it  

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Post time 2009-2-24 11:13:23 |Display all floors
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Post time 2009-3-8 20:44:15 |Display all floors

love it

i love hotpot in all shape and size is'nt it called suki?

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